Saturday, November 20, 2021

Garbage, recycling, yard trimming pickups changing for Thanksgiving (and more!)

Garbage, recycling, yard trimming pickups changing for Thanksgiving
If your usual garbage, recycling, and yard trimmings collection falls on or after Thanksgiving Day, your collection day will be one day later during that week. There are no changes to collection service on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Go to to find your holiday collection day. Please set out carts and bins by 6 a.m. on collection day.

San José Recycles Clean. Empty and scrape food-soiled containers before recycling.
This holiday season, recycle clean by emptying and scraping food-soiled containers before placing in the recycling. Food and liquid-soiled containers go in the garbage. If they're placed in the recycling, clean recyclables can be contaminated, making the entire bin or cart unrecyclable. For more recycling and waste reduction tips, and a complete guide of what goes where, visit

Recycle Your Holiday Tree
Curbside collection of holiday trees will be on your regular collection day from December 27, 2021, to January 28, 2022. Remove stands, tinsel and decorations. Cut into 5-foot pieces. Set out by 6:00 a.m. Multi-Family Dwelling Property Managers should contact GreenWaste at (408) 283-4800 to arrange for tree collection.

Too much holiday trash? Sticker it! 
Buy Extra Garbage Stickers at San José City Hall, Lucky, and Safeway stores.

Request Services with San José 311

Visit, dial 3-1-1 or call (408) 535-3500 to check your collection day or collection company, report missed collections and damaged carts, request an oil jug or filter bag, schedule a free Junk Pickup appointment, make inquiries about your account, or receive additional information about City services.

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